Sharing the news with his 2.5 million followers, the DJ took to his Instagram Stories, writing, “Tested positive for covid send a prayer up for ya boy …” against a black backdrop.
The news comes about two months after the music producer married his longtime girlfriend, model Chanel Thierry, on Oct. 10 in a small backyard ceremony attended by Ella Mai, as well as the couple’s three children together.
Over the course of the year, Mustard added multiple tracks to his lengthy production catalog, including Pop Smoke‘s “West Coast” featuring Tyga and Quavo; Ty Dolla $ign‘s “By Yourself” with Jhené Aiko; and Megan Thee Stallion‘s Popcaan-assisted “Intercourse,” from her long-awaited debut album, Good News. (In addition to being credited as a producer, Mustard is also listed as a featured artist on the latter two tracks.)
The record producer and DJ, born Dijon McFarlane, released his last solo studio album, Perfect Ten, in 2019. Featuring Migos collaboration “Pure Water,” “100 Bands” with Quavo, YG and Meek Mill, and the Roddy Ricch-assisted “Ballin’,” the LP earned Mustard his first top 10 hit on the Billboard 200, bowing at No. 8.
Meanwhile, Mustard coming down with coronavirus follows similar news from stars like Jeremih and Ashanti, with the former spending a week in the ICU in late November and the latter revealing her diagnosis on Dec. 12, just hours before her now-postponed Verzuz battle with Keyshia Cole.